1. [ noun ] (physics) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
Synonyms: abrasion attrition grinding
Related terms: friction abrade
2. [ noun ] (geology) erosion by friction
Synonyms: attrition corrasion abrasion
Related terms: erosion abrade
3. [ noun ] effort expended in rubbing one object against another
Synonyms: rubbing friction
Related terms: effort attrition rub
Similar spelling:   Detroit